Election posters -- would u allow people to post election materials in ur homes?

campaign materials - campaign materials posted on a house fence
Philippines
February 7, 2010 2:46am CST
With the start of the campaign period and with election nearing to its date in our country, we are in the usual sight of campaign materials everywhere. We see them posted on trunk of trees, walls, fences and everywhere. They come in big or small streamers or small or huge ads pasted on flat surfaces. Would you allow people (who work for candidates) to post election and campaign materials in your homes? Why or why not?
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13 responses
@aprilten (1977)
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
No, I don't want my fence to look ugly because of those campaign posters. Even if I support the candidate I still won't allow it. Unless they promise to take out and clean my fence themselves. I can show my support to the candidate in my own and that doesn't include sticking posters on my wall.
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
Hi Aprilten, Sometimes these hired people by candidates indiscriminately post campaign materials even on private properties. They do not even ask permission to do that. Even with "Post No Bill" signs on gates and walls, they still do it. Well, I think owners have the right to rip them off their walls or fences. Or they should ask prior permission to do that.
@aprilten (1977)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
Sad to say that what you just mentioned is a fact. And it happened to us. We did just that, rip off those posters. Those hired personnels post those posters at night when people are sleeping soundly in their homes. And I'm sure that that was the instructions given to them. And they have no choice but to follow. With the hard times nowadays, there are people who would do anything to feed their family.
@shattered (1731)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
I agree NO should be the answer. And the COMELEC should indiscriminately charge violators of the Omnibus Election Code. Idealistic? LOL But really, this is such a waste of money and an assault to the ones' ethics. Moreover, the effect to the environment is catastrophic. DENR should issue its own regulations on the quality and material that may be used as campaign materials.
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
No, I might probably take them down if I see them posting election materials on the light post right in front of our house. Our compound consists of six different households and we probably don't all have the same opinion and political views. One's candidate of choice may not be so for everyone.
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
campaign poster - only one presidential candidate's poster was seen on the streets today
Hi Verabear, I agree with you. People vary in their choices of anything in life. Posting campaign materials in our own houses/homes should not be done because personally, I think they assumed that we will support the candidate. That seems to be "directing" us to vote for their candidates. It may not look good in the neighborhood.
@verabear (797)
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
You know what, if I really firmly believed in the candidate, I would put up the poster myself. I don't mind endorsing somebody. So putting up a posted on my house would be just as well as long as they asked for my permission and if I truly believe in them.
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
I guess it all boils down to respect for one another, isn't it? Have a nice day!
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
7 Feb 10
No, i do not like that at all. I once tore one down and used the garden shears to snip it into nice little pieces. You should have seen the guy,s face, who was putting them up against the fence. At least i gave it back to him. And i asked him very nicely never to do that again. I will not let them use my fence to put those up, because it is normally the party i definately do not even like. My fence, my say. Poor thing.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
7 Feb 10
Why, thank you, so kindly. TATA.
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
campaign poster - campaign poster seen on a post by the side of a city street
Hi Saphrina, People should know that these things do not sit well with other people, especially owners of houses. They make the house dirty by posting these campaign materials. It would really irk us by their being too confident to post it there without even asking permission from us. What they did was uncalled for and I think they had already learned their lesson after you asserted your being a house owner.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
9 Feb 10
I agree, but luckily our whole street are poster free, since that little misunderstanding, between me and that toadie. So i don,t think we will ever see them in our street again. TATA.
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 10
No I would not I have seen People posting them in their windows and it makes me wonder why, what is the point in it I do not want anything to do with it, no matter who you vote, they promise and then once they are in, the Promises are forgotten
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
Hi Gabs, So like things that happen here, too. Election candidates have a lot of promises during campaign period but when they get the seat, they are never fulfilled (lucky if they are). There are homeowners who post campaign posters in their places of residence. This happened to us once when an uncle ran for a local elective post in the small town we lived. Almost always, people who work for certain candidates do their thing under cover of the dark as they hang or paste posters at nighttime and, almost always, without the permission of homeowners.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
9 Feb 10
I don't and won't ever allow any candidates to post their materials on my property. There are several reasons that I feel this way. The main reason is because my father was employeed by the federal government and wasn't allowed to post signs or anything in his yard while he was alive and thus I learned that from him. The other reason that I wouldn't allow it is because of the fact that I've never seen any candidate for public office that I believe in enough to post their material on my property.
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
Hi Dorannmwin, Oh, yes. Government employees are not allowed to do that. They are not allowed to openly campaign for any candidate. I said "openly" because I think that they may be doing it to very close family members. The only time we allowed a candidate to hang his poster on our property was when a very close relative ran for public office in the small town that we lived.
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
Election posters, leaflets or whatever election materials are just junks after the voting processes are already done so why should I let these politicians and their supporters put trash into my house? After putting all those posters and banners on the streets, these politicians wouldn't even bother trying to pick even a single campaign leaflet of him. Sometimes when you wake up in the morning, you'll just suddenly noticed that there are already posters, streamers and stickers with the politician's face posted and hanged on the fence and outside walls of your house. After all the hardwork you have done to make your house look beautiful, clean and tidy, it will suddenly look dirty because of these politician' sposters, stickers and other campaign materials.
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
Hi Jake_quatro4, How true. This is the usual thing to happen during election time. The city quickly becomes a big trash pit. With all the posters and leaflets being thrown, it just makes the city dirty. Street cleaners will surely be sad after the election day.
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
8 Feb 10
campaign period for national candidate will start tommorow, i will not allow if they post there tarps and any campaign materials they will just litter my place..
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
campaign posters - campaign posters on a post
Hi Bart78, That is true. No homeowner would like posters placed on their properties. It is really very dirty to look at. Some homeowners may allow posting these materials in their house, but for very valid reasons. We had also allowed it to happen when I was still in my town. It was a relative who ran for election at that time, so we cannot refuse him.
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
No, ofcourse not. Posting election materials in our house will just make our house look dirty. Even without election materials I still can show my support to the officials I would like to vote by words of mouth and through internet.
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
campaign materials - posters seen on the rotonda of a city
Hi Maria1081, It is also a "No" vote from you, lol. I don't think one would like to make his house dirty. We even sweep or brush walls to maintain cleanliness and here comes them who would like to post campaign materials. I would not allow it too. If they have posted beyond my knowledge, I will rip them off my properties.
• India
8 Feb 10
Well, election campaigning with all its paraphernalia is big issue in my country India. While I’m not sure about other parts of this nation, at least in my city its free-for-all parties with public and private properties. You can see posters and banners and festoons and flags all over the city but the most irritating part is wall graphitti. I think Calcutta is famous for having its walls painted with political slogans and graphiti of various parties, all screaming out for attention of prospective voters. A few years back there was a huge uproar from the citizens about the right to keep their walls clean and the case went up to the courts too! the court of course ruled in favour of painting the walls of private homes illegal but then all political parties came together with their famous excuse of fund shortage…painting the walls is the cheapest way of getting across to people and all parties cite that as the advantage and of course the general poverty all around comes as a handy excuse (though it’s a well known fact that none of the political parties are short of funds)…so it doesn’t really matter if I like my walls clean or dirty..if the parties come and paint it, I just can say know and incur their wrath.
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
campaign poster - one poster seen on a busy street leading to a big hospital in the city
Hi Sudiptacallingu, I can imagine how the city looks when it is election time. It should be dirty-looking with all the posters everywhere. And the graffiti on walls. Good if these were done in very nice art or handwriting. But just the same, I still think they are eye sores of a place. Here, there is a designated place for posting campaign materials. As the campaign period has just started today, some candidates put a step forward in posting anywhere. In time, they will be ripped off by the Commission on Elections.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
AS much as I could I would not allow it to happen in my own house. But of course you cannot avoid this poster from posting on your wall because they do this at night.
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
campaign poster - poster of a party list wanting to be representatives in congress
Hi Rsa101, That is right. They usually post it at nighttime. It makes us more upset seeing them upon waking up, lol. So, what I do when this happens, I rip them off the walls, gate or my fence. I have placed a "Post No Bill" sign on our gate but they still posted in the previous elections. Hope I see nothing this time.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
8 Feb 10
Not IN my home. That would defeat the purpose. However, we did allow a candidate that we knew personally and trusted to post his signs on our lawn. That was a personal favor to a friend. I would never allow a lot of signs to be stuck in our yard. I think that looks tacky.
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
campaign poster - poster of a presidential candidate in our country
Hi Bellis, It should never be in my home, too especially if these are without permission. But these people do it at night and when no one is looking. We take them off the moment we see them. In the past, there were small campaign materials that we have also allowed to be pasted on our wall. It was a poster of a relative who ran for a town position.
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
I will not allow them posting their candidates in the walls of my house. One, because there are places designated by COMELEC to put their posters, two - it is not pleasing to the eye and three, it's like informally endorsing a candidate.
@bingchen (1126)
• China
7 Feb 10
i dont allow people to post election materials in my homes.i think that it is not public place and could interrupt my life.i can imagine this scene that peoples around my home,it seems too lively and make some trouble for my family.so i dont hope that this thing happen around my home.